Let’s Talk Blockchain: Adapting Business Models

How will Blockchain Technology allow Businesses to Adapt their Business Models?

Get first hand information from experts in academia and the private sector on this area of technological transformation, and its relation to global commerce.

If 2017 was the year of Bitcoin, then 2018 is going to be the year of blockchain technology, a technology that is set to dramatically transform the way that business is conducted, companies are run, and transactions are made. While the full potential of this technology is not understood in its entirety by many business executives as of yet, it is not stopping companies from exploring how it could improve their internal and external processes, cut down their costs, and increase their revenues.

During this event, “Blockchain Technology – Adapting Business Models” you will get to deep dive into this key topic of how blockchain technology is doing exactly that.

Our speakers will include: 

1.Luz ParrondoTort from UPF Barcelona School of Management,who will speak on how blockchain is influencing business models and how it could impact the global business environment in the future.

Followed by,

2.Manuel Machado, Worldline’s Global Blockchain Solutions Manager, who will discuss integrating blockchain into existing business models, sharing with us information about a pioneering blockchain initiative that Worldline is currently implementing.

If you are a blockchain enthusiast, working in this field or just a generally curious person, reserve your spot now to attend this exciting joint event organised between Exposure Events and Aticco Co-Working Space.

Our event will be followed by a networking drinks that will give you a great opportunity you to meet a number of the movers and shakers in the Barcelona Blockchain Community.

When: 8 March 2018 at 6:30pm

 Where: Aticco Coworking, Ronda Sant Pere 52, Ático, 08010 Barcelona

 Agenda:

18:30 Let’s Talk Blockchain Kick-off & Welcome

19:00 Luz Parrondo Tort, PhD Professor at UPF Barcelona School of Management: “Future Impact of Blockchain in Business”

19:30 Manuel Machado, Single Point of Contact in digital transformation: “Blockchain, from theory to  application”

20:00 Debrief

20:15 Networking Drinks at Aticco

About our speakers

Luz Parrondo: PhD in Economics, Finance and Management awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). As a researcher, she specializes in the study of financial management with particular focus on earnings management, risk management, corporate social responsibility, and technology. She is a finance Professor at UPF Barcelona School of Management. She is associate professor at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, has been lecturer at Toulouse Business School and IES Abroad and since 2015, coordinates the professional journal RCD. As a professional, she has worked as Financial Controller and as a Financial Manager in several SMEs in Barcelona. She is currently a freelancing as financial consultant for SMEs.

Manuel Machado: Master in International Business by ESCP Europe and Supply Change Management by UPC. As a specialist in Digital Transformation, he is currently assessing how Blockchain can combine with other technologies to help people and organizations take full advantages of a digitized physical world.  He is particularly interested in digital identity, IoT, omni-channel customer experience  and Blockchain business cases/governance. He works at Worldline, the digital business and payment services subsidiary of the Atos group, where he is the Single Point of Contact for Blockchain initiatives for the digital transformation global division. He is also an advisor to tech-based startups.